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John Hodgman

  1. Entertainment

    We Explain Why the Doors of the General Lee Were Welded Shut on Dukes of Hazzard for John Hodgman

    Yesterday on The Judge John Hodgman podcast Hodgman asked the question "Why were the doors on the General Lee welded shut?" I didn't know the answer, so I looked into it, and instead of just emailing Hodgman the answer, I figured I'd let the whole Internet know. So if you're wondering, here's why they're welded:

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  2. Entertainment

    When and How Should You Correct Someone’s Grammar? Judge John Hodgman Makes a Ruling

    In a ruling near and dear to our hearts, purveyor of Internet justice Judge John Hodgman has stepped in to settle a dispute between a married couple about when one should and should not correct another person's grammar. Hodgman even brought in love-defining-lexicographer Emily Brewster as an expert witness.

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  3. Entertainment

    Hasbro Rules on What Ben Affleck Playing Batman Really Means for Trivial Pursuit

    Last month @GoodJobBrain posted a photo of a Trivial Pursuit card with the question, "Who has never been Batman -- Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, or Adam West?" saying the card will be outdated soon. The Internet erupted, but we went to the source and asked Hasbro exactly how Batfleck affects the game.

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  4. Entertainment

    Netflix to Produce Original Documentaries and Comedy Specials

    Netflix is already one of the best outlets for watching documentaries and comedy specials, but in a letter to shareholders they announced that they'll begin producing them as well. The company has already shown they're capable of quality content, so it's nice to see they're branching out into new genres.

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  5. Entertainment

    John Hodgman Covers Glee’s Cover of Jonathan Coulton’s Cover of “Baby Got Back”

    You all listen to the Judge John Hodgman podcast, right? RIGHT? Good. In case you missed last week's episode, it featured one of the greatest moments in the show's history. The show is hosted by occasional Daily Show correspondent, professional PC, knower of all things, and eccentric millionaire John Hodgman with co-host "Bailiff" Jesse Thorn. Hodgman sang the cover of "Baby Got Back" featured in an episode of Glee that was stolen from Jonathan Coulton, who was in the audience. Hodgman and Coulton are friends, and unlike Glee, Hodgman at least gave Coulton implied credit.

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  6. Entertainment

    Best Vacation Ever: We’re Crazy for JoCo Cruise Crazy

    What do Jonathan Coulton, John Hodgman, Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm, Bill Corbett & Kevin Murphy from Rifftrax, Molly Lewis, and Mike Phirman have in common? Two things. First of all, they are the best and brightest in the ever-important worlds of geek music and comedy. Second of all, and I hardly even believe this myself, they are all entertaining on the same Caribbean cruise, taking place from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2011. The cruise, called JoCo Cruise Crazy and organized by Johnathan Coulton, promises to be the best vacation anyone will have ever gone on in any of their lives.

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  7. Tech

    J.D. Salinger’s Death: Other Writers Respond on Twitter

    Judging by the swift, powerful response on Twitter, J.D. Salinger's death has struck a nerve, not least among his fellow writers. Below, tributes, wisecracks, and other reflections the news inspired in Neil Gaiman, John Hodgman, William Gibson, and more: (also, Bret Easton Ellis kinda sounds like a jerk.)

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